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ACRL Update, Wednesday, August 2, 2006

ACRL Update
Wednesday, August 2, 2006

1. Apply for the 2007 ACRL Best Practices in Marketing Academic and Research Libraries @ your library® Award!
2. October 20, 2006, is the deadline for National Conference poster session proposals
3. ACRL announces 2007 Midwinter workshops
4. A New Feature At ACRLog - C&RL Previews

1. Apply for the 2007 ACRL Best Practices in Marketing Academic and Research Libraries @ your library® Award!
This award will be presented at the 13th ACRL National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, March 29-April 1, 2007. Sponsored by the ACRL Marketing Academic and Research Libraries Committee and funded by Springer, the award will be given to the academic/research library in each category (community college, college, and university) that demonstrates an outstanding best practices marketing program. Programs must have been in place for one year and selection will be based on the most complete documentation.

Each winning library will receive a plaque and $2,000 award. Portfolios are due December 4, 2006 . For more details, visit the Awards section of the ACRL Web site at , or contact Megan Bielefeld, .

2. October 20, 2006, is the deadline for National Conference poster session proposals
ACRL invites you to submit a poster session proposal for the ACRL 13th National Conference. Poster sessions are informal presentations featuring innovative library-based projects, including successful solutions to problems, which deliver useful information to the academic/research library community. Poster sessions will be presented during an hour-long time block and presenters should be prepared to repeat their presentation several times during the one-hour block. Full text of the Baltimore conference Call for Participation is available online at (Click "Proposals"). Proposals must be submitted by October 20, 2006, via the online proposal form ( The ACRL 13th National Conference will be held in Baltimore, March 29 - April 1, 2007, and will offer a forum for an exciting exchange of ideas on research, practices, developments, and visions in the field of academic and research librarianship. Registration for the conference opens September 2006. Watch for details.

3. ACRL announces 2007 Midwinter workshops
ACRL will offer three full-day workshops during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, January 19, 2007:
*Assessment of Academic Library Effectiveness: Using ACRL Standards for Continuous Evaluation
Discover how to use the ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education as a framework for assessment of academic libraries. Start the evaluation process for your library using forms, worksheets, checklists, and practical examples as a guide.
*Creating the One-Shot Library Workshop Step-by-Step
Learn how to design interesting and effective one-shot library workshops. Find out what content to cover and how to assess immediately whether your students are grasping the content.
* Managing the Changing Research Models in the Humanities
This workshop will provide an overview of the current environment in humanities research, focusing on library services and communication initiatives. Gain an understanding of changing research environments within the humanities and design an information-literacy lesson plan.
Early-bird registration opens September 11, 2006. Watch for registration materials.

4. A New Feature At ACRLog - C&RL Previews
College & Research Libraries is the premier scholarly journal for academic librarianship. The arrival of each new issue is one of the quintessential experiences of being an academic librarian. Now academic librarians can learn about the latest research reported in C&RL in advance from the ACRL blog. ACRLog, in cooperation with its sister ACRL publication, C&RL , will provide previews of upcoming issues of C&RL . Youll be able to preview the articles and their abstracts at . The first month to be previewed is September 2006 (See ). A new special feature area for C&RL Previews has been created, and within that area you will find links to future previews.


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